The view is somewhat ‘industrial’ in places but the birds don’t seem to care.
As they bank the light really catches the pale in the upper forewings of the Greylags.
A party of Shoveler in flight.
Here two ducks and two drakes.
Note the neat pale edges to those large back feathers.
Another view: note how it can open the bill tip.
Here in close-up we see the tongue at work too.
An adult with a grey neck behind the orange-washed first-winter bird.
Another wader puzzle. The Lapwing give useful size comparison that leads to the identification of our smallest wader – Little Stint. There are several similar species, none of which is at all common and certainly not likely in October.
Another view with the exposure rather better for the bird – if not the background.
And here are some of the Lapwings panicking.